Thursday, June 17

THE EVIL DEAD Blu-ray Specs (hopefully)

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DiabolikDVD just threw up unconfirmed specifications for Starz/Anchor Bay's upcoming Blu-ray of The Evil Dead slated for August 31st. This answers the question as to whether the original, proper full frame version of the film will be included (hopefully also in high definition, or they'll be hell to pay). The extras appear to be taken from the previous Ultimate Edition 3-DVD set...or at least some of them. Also it seems Elite's separate Raimi/Tapert and Campbell commentaries have been ditched for an "all new" track featuring the trio. Another reason to hang on to those DVD editions. Apparently the extras DVD is a limited time bonus disc; what kind of bullshit is that?

Blu-ray (Disc 1):
  • Original 1.33:1 Aspect Ratio Version
  • Enhanced 1.85:1 Aspect Ratio Version
  • All New Audio Commentary with Writer/Director Sam Raimi, Producer Robert Tapert and Actor Bruce Campbell
DVD (Disc 2):
  • One By One We Will Take You: The Untold Saga Of THE EVIL DEAD
  • THE EVIL DEAD: Treasures From The Cutting Room Floor
  • Discovering THE EVIL DEAD
  • Unconventional
  • At The Drive-In
  • Reunion Panel
  • Make-Up Test
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • TV Spots

3 comments:

Anthony1138 said...

I need to see some screens before I order this. If it looks like the Evil Dead 2 BD, I'll pass. Hopefully Evil Dead gets a fresh HD transfer.

Jayson said...

I'm expecting the same master created for their Book of the Dead/Ultimate Edition editions. I'm unsure how they look because I haven't seen them firsthand. *fingers crossed*

Aylmer said...

I'm sorry: limited time bonus disc? do you have any idea what that means Jay?

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